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Character  着 
Codepoint U+7740
See also: , , and

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
着-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from

In current form  + , with distorted 羊. Not related to or .

Han character[edit]

(radical 123 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 廿手月山 (TQBU), composition ⿱⺶目)

  1. make a move, take action

Usage notes[edit]

着 and are traditional variants of the same character (variant dictionary), and in simplified Chinese only 着 is used. However, in Japanese shinjitai, 着 and 著 are distinct characters, and in Big5 encoding 著 is encoded but 着 is not – the variants were standardized differently in Mainland simplified and Taiwanese traditional. In Hong Kong, 着 and 著 are distinct characters with different meaning. But it is sometimes influenced by Mainland and Taiwan.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 808, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23339
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3129, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+7740

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zau1, zau2, zoek6, Yale jau1, jau2, jeuk6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. arrive, wear

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana ちゃく, romaji -chaku)

  1. suits of clothing

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -gi)

  1. clothes, outfit, uniform

(hiragana ちゃく, romaji -chaku)

  1. arrival at

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(chak) (hangeul , revised chak, McCune-Reischauer ch'ak, Yale chak)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin zhe (zhe5), zháo (zhao2), zhuó (zhuo2), zhāo (zhao1))

Particle[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin zhe, traditional )

  1. indicate action in progress, -ing
    猫看鱼。 māo kàn zhe yú
    The cat is looking at the fish

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin zhāo, traditional )

  1. move (chess), trick

Interjection[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin zhāo, traditional )

  1. all right, OK

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin zhāo, traditional )

  1. (dialect) to add

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin zhuó, traditional )

  1. to wear (clothes)
  2. to contact, to touch
  3. to apply, to use

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin zháo, traditional )

  1. to touch, to contact
  2. to catch fire, to lit, to burn
  3. to fall asleep
  4. to be affected by
    着凉 to catch cold

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-14.

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*djiɑk)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khán, trước)


Wu[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tsaʔ, z̥aʔ)

Verb[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

By itself, this word means 'to take action', but if used in conjunction with other nouns, the meaning of the verb changes as in those examples below: